Some days your phone starts to trip and you can't figure out how to fix the problem... if you troubleshoot, the answer is always a hard reset. Have you ever thought of hitting your personal factory rest button?
Sometimes we get caught up in our fast paced lives, our success, our tough times, our social lives and our thoughts. It's easy to lose sight when this happens. Thats why it's important to surround yourself with truthful people that don't mind helping to keep you in line.
Do you have days where your children try you? Maybe they consider talking back or sassing you? How do you handle that? By reminding them that you are the adult and are fully in control of the situation. Well, in your life you are in control. You are responsible for any where your mind takes you. For how you feel and how you react. Just as fast as we remind our children we need to remind ourselves.
We've all experienced them, we've all overcome them. We all have also let them consume our minds and make us lose sight of the things we have to be grateful for. This Holiday season try to find things to do with your children to help them appreciate what they have. This time of the year most kids have a list of things they want, while others long for the day they'll have things they need. There are many things you can do to teach them whiling keeping their spirits high this holiday season.
Kids are sponges they want nothing more than to feel like they made a change, so why not let them? Pack up a few sandwiches and hand them out to a few people that are out on the streets looking for warmth this holiday season. During bed time narrate a story that would easily explain life's differences and how fast things can change. Volunteer at a shelter with your children family and friends. Most shelters and food pantries run solely off volunteers. Be a vessel. Pack up some clothing and toys with them and when they try avoiding letting go remind them that they'll have a christmas.
For people who have hard times whether it's because this is the season you miss a lost loved one or maybe reflecting on the past year brings you down. Stay prayerful, and instead of locking yourself up in your space go out and surround yourselves with family and friends that love and support you!
Did you have an amazing year? Did everything fall in place and turn out exactly how you wanted it to or better? Were you promoted? Did you earned a raise? Congrats on all of those amazing things! All of your hard work and success should be celebrated. However, remember to reset because things can get better for you, but they can also get worst. A reset or a regroup will get you right back on track towards your next goal. It's very easy to get stuck in the clouds of success. Don't float, swim. Keep working to get better.
Things are so great, can you imagine how much better they'd be if you could brighten the end of someone else's year? I can almost bet that, that would be the cherry on your 2016 pie. Consider it. Brightening someones day doesn't have to be a monetary thing. Although, for someone in need it can help. You did something great so you have some answers that someone else may be looking for. Give advice, encouragement, an ear or your time. All of these things will be appreciated if you are willing to help.
It's no secret, New year resolutions are almost a thing of the past. 2016 seems to be the year of the #GOALS. This is the fun part. You are able to Dream! This requires no particular amount of money. Although, it's usually followed but a ton or hard work, you are always able to reset and dream bigger. It's a gift that keeps giving and at some point a cost can come. If you can dream it, you can attain it. It becomes addictive as you start seeing your vision come alive. However, that part only comes after the grind. For some it's hard to decide exactly what you want to do... that's not unheard of. A great indication of whether doing the right thing for yourself is... falling in love with the process toward accomplishing your goal.
Write it it out! According to a study done by Gail Matthews at Dominican University, those who wrote down their goals accomplished significantly more than those who did not write down their goals. There is no better feeling than looking back at something you wrote when you were wishful, as you are living your dream. Don't let anyone discourage you or tell you you can't! The only person that can get into your head is the person that is in your head YOU! Make sure you're on you own team!
All of these things I shared with you, I hope you share with your family, friends and most importantly your children. These are trained behaviors that are worth more than money. Encourage your children to think and dream freely & fearlessly! We are responsible for our future. Start making a difference today!
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